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'''Werner Karl Heisenberg''' (; 5 December 1901 – 1 February 1976) was a Germans|German theoretical physicist and one of the key pioneers of quantum mechanics. He published his work in 1925 in a breakthrough Über quantentheoretische Umdeutung kinematischer und mechanischer Beziehungen|paper. In the subsequent series of papers with Max Born and Pascual Jordan, during the same year, this matrix mechanics|matrix formulation of quantum mechanics was substantially elaborated. In 1927 he published his uncertainty principle, upon which he built his philosophy and for which he is best known. Heisenberg was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for 1932 "for the creation of quantum mechanics". This source explains that Heisenberg actually received his Nobel Prize for 1932 one year later, in 1933. He also made important contributions to the theories of the hydrodynamics of turbulent flows,...
Birth nameWerner Karl Heisenberg
Birth date{{birth date|1901|12|05|df=y}}
Birth placeWürzburg, Bavaria, German Empire
Death date{{death date and age|1976|02|01|1901|12|05|df=y}}
Death placeMunich, Bavaria, West Germany
Resting placeMunich Waldfriedhof
FieldsTheoretical Physics
WorkplacesUniversity of Göttingen
University of Copenhagen
University of Leipzig
University of Berlin
University of Munich
Alma materUniversity of Munich
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